Jake Rudock flew into the Michigan record books with a six-touchdown performance in a win over Indiana on Saturday, and now, he is receiving a bit of national love for his efforts.
The fifth-year senior and former Iowa quarterback finished Michigan's 48-41 double-overtime victory with 440 yards and those six touchdown passes, and Rudock was the central reason that the Wolverines were able to escape Bloomington with a victory. He was near-perfect in the first half, completing 15 of 18 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns, and even after the break, Rudock continued his strong play with three additional scores to go along with an unexpected 64-yard showing on the ground.
In addition to the touchdowns, Rudock landed among the top-three in school history for both completions (33) and passing yards in a single-game, and he also became the first Big Ten quarterback to throw for 400-plus yards and at least six touchdowns since Kyle Orton did so for Purdue in 2004. In short, Rudock was nearly flawless on Saturday, and folks around the country are buying in to his development under Jim Harbaugh and Tim Drevno in Ann Arbor.
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